more-inKOCHI: The expert panel has raised apprehensions about the stability of the land where Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has started work for its LPG storage facility. On the risks posed by extreme events like tsunami and surge waves, it said the minimum floor level prescribed for structures on the Kerala coast was 3.8 metres above the Mean Sea Level. The structures of IOCL should take into account the minimum floor level suggested for the Kerala coast, the panel suggested. The agitation was led by Puthuvype LPG Terminal Virudha Janakeeya Samara Samiti, a people’s combine. The southern part of the boundary wall of the IOCL LPG storage facility, though intact, is at present in the intertidal zone.
Source: The Hindu November 13, 2017 18:45 UTC